The Boise State football team answered some questions Friday with the release of its depth chart for Thursday’s season opener vs. Ole Miss.
But they also left plenty unanswered.
The Broncos named senior Cleshawn Page the winner of the No. 2 cornerback spot over sophomore Jonathan Moxey and gave Jake Roh the starting spot at tight end over Connor Peters and Alec Dhaenens.
But they named co-winners at both the No. 3 wide receiver and No. 2 running back spots, while also announcing a competition between Mario Yakoo and Archie Lewis for the starting spot at right guard.
Boise State Offense
Starter: Matt Miller, R-Senior (Games: 39, Starts: 32)
Backup(s): Troy Ware, R-Junior (Games: 17, Starts: 2)
Changes: D.J. Dean is no longer listed as the backup. Instead Ware steps in behind Miller.
Starter: Shane Williams-Rhodes, Junior(Games: 24, Starts: 11)
Backup(s): Thomas Sperbeck, Sophomore(Games: 8, Starts: 0)
Changes: None.
Starter: Dallas Burroughs, senior (Games: 38, Starts: 2) --OR-- Chaz Anderson, sophomore (Games: 10, Starts: 0)
Changes: Initially, Troy Ware was listed as an "OR" with Burroughs. After switching from cornerback to wide receiver, Chaz Anderson enters the picture.
Left Tackle
Starter: Ree Odhiambo, R-Junior(Games: 15, Starts: 8)
Backup(s): Eli McCullough, R-Freshman (Games: 0, Starts: 0)
Changes: None.
Left Guard
Starter: Travis Averill, R-Sophomore (Games: 9, Starts: 3)
Backup(s): Kellen Buhr, R-Sophomore (Games: 2, Starts: 0) --OR-- Andrew Tercek, R-Freshman (Games: 0, Starts: 0)
Changes: Buhr slides over from right guard and Tercek makes his first appearance on the depth chart.
Starter: Marcus Henry, R-Junior (Games: 24, Starts: 12)
Backup(s): Mason Hampton, R-Freshman (Games: 0, Starts: 0)
Changes: None.
Right Guard
Starter: Mario Yakoo, R-Sophomore (Games: 13, Starts: 1) --OR-- Archie Lewis, R-Freshman (Games: 0, Starts: 0)
Changes: Kellen Buhr moved to left guard, while Lewis bumps over from right tackle.
Right Tackle
Starter: Steven Baggett, R-Sophomore (Games: 6, Starts: 2)
Backup(s): Jerhen Ertel, R-Junior (Games: 0, Starts: 0)
Changes: Archie Lewis slid over to guard. Ertel moves over from left guard.
Tight End
Starter: Jake Roh, R-Freshman (Games: 0, Starts: 0)
Backup(s): Connor Peters, Senior (Games: 25, Starts: 3) --OR-- Alec Dhaenens, R-Freshman (Games: 0, Starts: 0); Jake Hardee, R-Junior (Games: 20, Starts: 0)
Changes: Roh makes his first appearance on the depth chart, and does so as the starter. Peters drops to second string, but is accompanied by Dhaenens now. Also, Hardee was added to the depth chart.
Starter: Grant Hedrick, R-Senior (Games: 29, Starts: 5)
Backup(s): Ryan Finley, R-Freshman (Games: 0, Starts: 0)
Changes: None.
Starter: Jay Ajayi, R-Junior (Games: 24, Starts: 12)
Backup(s): Devan Demas, R-Sophomore (Games: 7, Starts: 0) --OR-- Jack Fields, Junior (Games: 22, Starts: 0)
Changes: None.
Boise State Defense
Defensive End
Starter: Beau Martin, R-Senior (Games: 25, Starts: 2)
Backup(s): Gabe Perez, Sophomore (Games: 12, Starts: 0) --OR-- Rondell McNair, R-Junior (Games: 0, Starts: 0)
Changes: Sam McCaskill moved inside, while Gabe Perez swaps sides of the line. Also, McNair added to the depth chart.
Nose Tackle
Starter: Armand Nance, Junior (Games: 21, Starts: 8) --OR-- Antoine Turner, R-Junior (Games: 0, Starts: 0)
Changes: Justin Taimatuia will miss the rest of the season with an injury. Turner is now in the two-deep.
Defensive Tackle
Starter: Tyler Horn, Senior (Games: 33, Starts: 8)
Backup(s): Sam McCaskill, R-Sophomore (Games: 11, Starts: 0) --OR-- Elliot Hoyte, R-Sophomore (Games: 4, Starts: 0)
Changes: McCaskill slides over from defensive end to provide depth.
Starter: Kamalei Correa, Sophomore (Games: 13, Starts: 0)
Backup(s): Matt Boesen, R-Freshman (Games: 0, Starts: 0)
Changes: Gabe Perez moved over to the other end position. Boesen makes his debut on the depth chart.
Weak-side Linebacker
Starter: Ben Weaver, R-Sophomore (Games: 12, Starts: 6) --OR-- Tyler Gray, Junior (Games: 26, Starts: 7)
Changes: Weaver was the starter. Now have added Gray to that mix with an "OR" designation.
Middle Linebacker
Starter: Tanner Vallejo, Sophomore (Games: 11, Starts: 5) --OR-- Blake Renaud, Senior (Games: 33, Starts: 6)
Changes: None.
Starter: Corey Bell, Senior (Games: 34, Starts: 15)
Backup(s): Cameron Hartsfield, R-Freshman (Games: 0, Starts: 0) --OR-- Mercy Maston, Senior (Games: 13, Starts: 4)
Changes: Dionza Blue, the original backup, left the program following the first day of practice. Looking for options, Hartsfield and Maston will look to provide them.
Starter: Donte Deayon, Junior (Games: 18, Starts: 14)
Backup(s): Bryan Douglas, R-Senior (Games: 28, Starts: 14) --OR-- Mercy Maston, Senior (Games: 13, Starts: 4)
Changes: Cleshawn Page moved to the other cornerback position. Douglas and Maston now the backups.
Starter: Jeremy Ioane, R-Senior (Games: 33, Starts: 26)
Backup(s): Dillon Lukehart, R-Junior (Games: 26, Starts: 1) --OR-- Dylan Sumner-Gardner, Freshman (Games: 0, Starts: 0)
Changes: Lukehart moves over from the other safety position.
Starter: Darian Thompson, R-Junior (Games: 26, Starts: 19)
Backup(s): Chanceller James, R-Sophomore (Games: 0, Starts: 0)
Changes: Dillon Lukehart now backs up Ioane, so James makes his debut behind Thompson.
Starter: Cleshawn Page, Senior (Games: 12, Starts: 0)
Backup(s): Jonathan Moxey, Sophomore (Games: 13, Starts: 1)
Changes: Page emerges as the winner of the position battle. Meanwhile, Bryan Douglas and Mercy Maston have moved over to back up Donte Deayon.